Manchester Metropolis defender Benjamin Mendy has pleaded not responsible to an additional depend of rape.
The 28-year-old had beforehand been charged with seven rapes, one depend of sexual assault and one depend of tried rape, all of which he has denied.
He entered a not responsible plea at a listening to forward of his trial at Chester Crown Courtroom, which is because of start on Monday and is anticipated to final greater than three months.
Mendy is ready to face trial alongside co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, who’s accused of 12 offences – alleged to have taken place between July 2012 and August 2021 – which embrace eight rapes and 4 counts of sexual assault referring to eight ladies.
The French worldwide, who has made 50 appearances within the Premier League, was suspended by Manchester Metropolis in August final yr following his preliminary arrest and was launched on bail in January this yr.